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Take Care of Oregon Days: May 2009

Take Care of Oregon

We wanted Oregonians to join together and take on community projects that would keep Oregon strong for the next 150 years. The Take Care of Oregon Days project inspired citizens across Oregon to role up their sleeves and give back to their communities. The goal? To have 500 projects and 20,000 volunteers improve the quality of life for everyone throughout the month of May.

Thank you Volunteers!

THANK YOU! To the thousands of Take Care of Oregon Days volunteers who turned all through the month of May to give back to our state. We will have our final volunteer and project count very soon. Take a moment to check out photos taken at project sites and upload your own at the Take Care of Oregon Days Flickr site.

Have a Take Care of Oregon Days project planned this summer? Although the TCO Days project officially ended May 31st, we would still like to hear what your church, organization, or school is doing to give back to Oregon on her birthday. Email Aili Schreiner with the who, what, when, where, and how for your project. Thank you for volunteering to take care of Oregon in 2009!

How Did We Do?

The final numbers are in! Read our FINAL REPORT for the whole scope. Our final numbers include:

Total number of sites: 636

Number of volunteers: 24,413

Number of students: 11,030

Pounds of trash removed: 737,464

Pounds of invasive weeds removed: 385,462

Event Coordinator Resources

Download the Take Care of Oregon Days Logos for Web Use (.gif, 6KB)
Download the Take Care of Oregon Days Logos for Print Use (.eps, 907KB)
Download the TCO Editable Flyer (.doc, 145KB)
Oregon 150 Editable Flyer (.doc, 345KB)
Download the TCO poster(.pdf, 240KB)
Download a radio TCO public service announcement (.mp3, 460KB)
Download a TCO newspaper ad (.eps, 642KB)

Does the Take Care of Oregon Days campaign sound like a community service opportunity or school project? It is!

Download 150 Project Ideas, or view the list here. Complete with content standards, essential skills, and online resources, use this list for your city, group, or classroom! Teachers, you can host your own future Take Care of Oregon Day projects by downloading our Service-Learning Project Planning Guide.



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